WELCOME to the 2022 Gulf Coast Stampede!
Timing & Sanctioning
Chip/transponder timing provided by Miles and Minutes, LLC. Live results will be provided.
Sanctioned by FHSAA and NFHS for TWELVE states: AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN.
There will be a TIME/PACE restriction this year of 9 minutes per mile in the Varsity Races. Due to course management, all runners entered in the varsity races must be able to run at least 9:00 min pace. There is no time restriction in the junior varsity races.
Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Highway, Pensacola, Florida
The registration deadline is 11:59 pm Wednesday, September 07, 2022. You must enter every athlete including junior varsity runners. On race day you will send up to 10 runners from any of the runners you registered to the varsity race and the rest will run in the junior varsity race. You don't need to predetermine who is running which race.
Varsity Races: $110 for a single Varsity Boys or Girls team, $220 for both. If you do not have a full varsity girls or boys team, the cost per individual Varsity Runner is $15. Make checks payable to West Florida High School and mail them to Everett Whiteside, West Florida High School, 150 E. Burgess Rd, Pensacola, FL, 32503. Payments can be made the day of the race.
J.V. Races: Free and unlimited for both boys and girls teams as long as each team has a paid varsity team running. Otherwise, it is $110 per gender to enter an unlimited number of runners or $15 a runner.
We will award custom plaques to the top three varsity teams and medals to the top 15 Varsity finishers and top 10 junior varsity finishers. We will also have a plaque for our top junior varsity team. The individual champion for the each of the varsity races will also receive a unique trophy award. The winner of each race will also receive a Stampede t-shirt. Lastly, we have t-shirts for the Dance-Off competition: best male and best female.
$5 per vehicle. Passenger team vans and buses transporting athletes will not have to pay for parking, but all other vehicle types will be charged regardless of passengers, no exceptions.
Schedule of Events
Friday Afternoon 9/09
12:00pm to Sunset: Course Preview
6:00am Gates Open, Course Preview Begins
7:00am Coaches Meeting at Finish Line
7:30am Girls Varsity Race (10 Runners Max., 5 for team score)
8:05am Boys Varsity Race (10 Runners Max, 5 for team score)
8:40am HS Boys JV Race 5k (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)
9:25am HS Girls JV Race (Unlimited Entries, 5 for team score)
10:10am Dance Competition
10:30am Awards Ceremony
Other Cool Stuff
Running Wild Retail Area: Running Wild, our local running apparel store, will have a tent set up at the meet. They specialize in fitting every person to the proper shoe and apparel. They can analyze your unique biomechanics to determine your degree of pronation and from there they can narrow the shoe selection to a stability, motion-control, or cushioned shoe. They will also be selling the latest in racing flats and spikes. And don't forget you can get your new gear personalized by the graffiti artist. We will also be doing face painting this year!
DJ Jammin' Joe: DJ Jammin' Joe will be on site providing 2000 watts of digital power for awesome sound that will be sure to entertain and motivate both spectators and athletes. At 10:30, right after the start of the last race we will hold a dance competition. Last year we saw some crazy moves so we are very excited to see what the kids have in store for us this year. We even have a special awards for our top dancers!
Food Vendors: TBA
Please contact Everett Whiteside: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration will be done on www.directathletics.com MORE info coming soon. . .